The CPPE Foundation pharmacist training pathway aims to support early career pharmacist to develop and demonstrate competence in core areas of community pharmacy practice. Mapped to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Foundation practice framework, the programme is designed to support learners in meeting a range of competencies during the first year of their foundation training – foundation stage 1, making them better equipped to adapt and deliver safe and effective patient care.
This pathway offers a comprehensive programme of e-courses, study days, resources for self-directed study, assessment and work-based support.
Students, on successful completion of the programme, will be able to:
The programme is divided into six key themes that run sequentially over a 12-month period. The six key themes are:
Theme 1: Starting your foundation journey
Theme 2: Life skills and leadership
Theme 3: Consultation skills and patient-centred care
Theme 4: Medicines optimisation
Theme 5: Long-term conditions
Theme 6: NHS and public health services
We recommend the amount of time foundation practice (FP) pharmacists spend covering each of the above themes. Each theme has a specified set of learning outcomes, an e-learning component and a range of practice activities which are used to evaluate the pharmacist’s in-practice training. During their in-practice training, FP pharmacists will be supported by a CPPE work-based tutor.
In order to successfully complete the CPPE foundation pharmacist training pathway, foundation pharmacists must submit their portfolio and complete a record of in-training assessment (RITA) with their work-based tutor. This will enable pharmacists on the Foundation pharmacist training pathway to demonstrate they have developed a range of knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours that would be expected at Stage 1 of Foundation Training. Successful pharmacists will be issued with a CPPE Foundation Pharmacist Training Pathway certificate, indicating they have completed the CPPE learning. Foundation pharmacists will be supported to formulate a learning plan to meet the remaining competencies outlined in the RPS Foundation Practice framework.
Pharmacists completing the 12-month pathway will participate in online and self-directed learning to meet aspects of their personal development plan.
The Canvas online learning platform will be a virtual ‘classroom’ and networking site throughout the programme. Canvas login details and induction to the platform will be offered.
A strong support structure underpins the pathway learning. Support will be delivered by CPPE work-based tutors. You will be allocated your tutor once you commence on the pathway.
The CPPE work-based tutor is here to support you throughout the pathway. Their role will include the following activities:
The Foundation pharmacist training pathway will include attendance at a minimum of four study days available across England as part of the existing CPPE provision.
The study days will be chosen by the tutee in discussion with their work-based tutor, and be relevant to their individual learning needs.